Largo WinchDecember 17, 2008
After a powerful billionaire is murdered, his secret adoptive son must race to prove his legitimacy, find his father's killers and stop them from taking over his financial empire.
Release Year: 2008
Rating: 6.4/10 (5,236 voted)
Critic's Score: 40/100
Stars: Tomer Sisley, Kristin Scott Thomas, Miki Manojlovic
Billionaire Nerio Winch is found dead, drowned. An obviously suspicious death as Nerio is the founder and majority shareholder of the powerful and sprawling W Group. Who will inherit this financial empire? Officially, Nerio had no family. But he had a secret he kept well-hidden: a son, Largo, adopted nearly thirty years before from a Bosnian orphanage. The only problem is this young heir has just been thrown in prison deep in the Amazon. Accused of drug trafficking, he claims he's innocent. Nerio murdered. Largo in prison. What if these two events were part of a plot to take control of the Winch empire?
Writers: Julien Rappeneau, Jérôme Salle
Kristin Scott Thomas
(as Ted Thomas)
Release Date: 17 December 2008
Filming Locations: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $2,830
(20 November 2011)
(19 April 2009)
Did You Know?
In the comic book, Largo is raised by a Liechtensteinian couple. In the movie the couple is Croatian.
When Largo leaves the Hong Kong airport using personnel exits, the car waiting for him is first seen parked on the side, facing the sense of the road, with the sea on its left. In another plan a few minutes later, while the car has not moved yet, it is shown facing the sea.
[while she and Largo are making love]
Your name… I love your name.
Great movie but not in the Hollywood style.
I just can't read all those comments. You are complying that this movie
isn't similar to Batman, Superman or James Bond? It's very
disappointing that US rating is at 6 points. You liked District 8 –
strange camera views and shaking hands, You like Tarantino with his
time jumping scenes, and You are complain about movie that has both
features. For me, Largo Wintch is real. It isn't a guy who uses laser
weapons and flying cars loaded witch tons of explosives. He can't fly –
it's an issue. He is in jail, and doesn't want to be rescued by cash –
money isn't everything – movie says (at least few times). That movie
carries a huge emotional load. I think that this film is voted so low,
because it doesn't fit to classic Hollywood scenario of action movies
like Superman, X-man e.t.c. Largo is to real, so any complaints are
about his way of getting out of trouble.
I was enjoying this film from the beginning to the end. It was
unpredictable, well played and well showed. At the end, i didn't know
that comic book was precursor.